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Old 03-27-2018, 10:04 AM   #21
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I replaced the bulbs in my Perko dome lights with something very similar to this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-X-White-...dVqVqi&vxp=mtr

The ones I got are warm white and it did involve a mod to the light to hold the led array (gluing in a plastic piece). These are brighter than the incandescent bulbs they replaced. 5 years and no problems or failures.

The lights work out to about $1.50 ea (or less).
I tried a similar thing in my overhead lights. One problem was they get hot. To keep them off the plastic dome, I used a small square (my lights are square) of chicken wire fencing.

Over 2 years the individual LEDs started to burn out, and some of them started flickering. At that price, you can just keep replacing them, but I ended up trying some different bulbs that I'm a little happier with. Like I said, it's a bit of a Wild West out there right now, and you might have to experiment before you find something you like.
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:38 PM   #22
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I'm looking for single post 1154 led's
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That's a 6VDC, dual-filament tail/turn/brake bulb, like an 1157 but for 6V systems.

I believe this will work, but don't know that for fact.

Dual element offset pin aka 1154 (like 1157) Red 6 Volt LED tail light bulb positive ground only
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I still want to know how many watts to buy.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:43 PM   #25
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I was in Autozone today and noticed they had a large selection of LEDs.
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I still want to know how many watts to buy.
Yeah, you can't easily convert straight across from your current lamps to the LEDs. I looked at the range of brightnesses (in lumens) of the lamps available in the size I needed and picked the brightest. I love them.

I didn't pick the brightest for the anchor light, rather a medium brightness... it's perfect.
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I still want to know how many watts to buy.
Yeah, you can't easily convert straight across from your current lamps to the LEDs. I looked at the range of brightnesses (in lumens) of the lamps available in the size I needed and picked the brightest. I love them.

I didn't pick the brightest for the anchor light, rather a medium brightness... it's perfect.
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You have to look at the lumens. Watts doesn't work when comparing different types of light sources (LEDs to incandescent bulbs or fluorescent). FWIW, 250 lumens is about the same as 20 watt household type bulb.
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Don’t make the mistake I did and install LEDs by these guys. They’ll fry your DC system.
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I still want to know how many watts to buy.
I had the same problem and ordered several samples of wattages and colors online and tried them out. They were only a few bucks ($3-$6) each and I just ordered one sample of the ones I thought might work. I picked my favorite from those and ordered the 27 that I needed.
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You have to look at the lumens. Watts doesn't work when comparing different types of light sources (LEDs to incandescent bulbs or fluorescent). FWIW, 250 lumens is about the same as 20 watt household type bulb.
This is true but to order LED's on ebay many sellers make you choose how many watts you want.
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